If the answer to both of those questions is YES, then you're in luck! The SGE course will be offered at the VPPPA Conference in August 2015.
So, what are some highlights of the class? Approved attendees will...
Apply today! The application deadline for the SGE course at the VPPPA conference is June 15, 2015!
For more information on the SGE Program and to download an application, see SGE Program Documents. Make sure your packet includes the SGE Eligibility, your resume or Federal Application for Employment OF612, and Financial Disclosure Report. Also, indicate on the cover sheet that you want to attend the SGE course at the VPPPA Conference in August.
For more information on the Annual National VPPPA Conference, visit VPPPA's website at http://www.vpppa.org/.
The SGE Program was established to allow industry employees to work alongside OSHA during Voluntary Protection Programs' (VPP) onsite evaluations. Not only does this innovative program benefit OSHA by supplementing its on-site evaluation teams, but it gives industry and government an opportunity to work together and share views and ideas.
Qualified volunteers from VPP sites are eligible to participate in the SGE program. These volunteers must be approved by OSHA and funded by their companies to participate. After submitting an application and completing the required training, these volunteers are sworn in as SGEs and are approved to assist as VPP on-site evaluation team members.
As VPP grows, the support of SGEs will continue to be a critical component of the programs. The SGE Program encompasses the spirit of VPP - industry, labor, and government cooperation. This cooperation embodies the idea of continuous improvement, which allows SGEs to bring a unique perspective to the team effort and take back to their sites ideas and best practices to further improve worker protections.
Contact the OSHA Office of Partnerships and Recognition at (202) 693-2213 or the VPP Manager at your OSHA Regional Office for further assistance.
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